The Vox Conference Centre, part of the NEC group, has appointed Aaron Johnson as head chef to oversee the catering operation and develop new menus for individual clients.
Johnson will cater for events from small meetings to banquets for more than 800 guests at the new conference centre within Resorts World Birmingham.
He said: "As the Vox establishes its reputation as a conference centre of choice, I'm looking forward to contributing to and developing the business. We're at the start of a very exciting journey, evolving and adapting to our clients as we deliver world class food for their events.
"The next few months will be really exciting, and as with any new role a little daunting - it's no small task delivering food to over 800 guests at any one time and in a new conference centre where people will have high expectations of quality."
Executive head chef Simon Hellier of sister venue the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham selected Johnson for the role.
Hellier said: "Aaron was chosen for the role, not just because he fitted the job but because of his creativity and innovation, and his ability to lead from the front and motivate a team. These skills are essential to being a good chef as the need for consistent high standards is essential.
"Aaron has demonstrated these qualities steadily whilst working at the ICC. He always puts the customers' needs and requirements first with a positive attitude. It is also a great opportunity for Aaron's development."
Both Johnson and Hellier work for NEC Group catering business Amadeus Food which provides event catering across all areas and venues of the NEC Group.
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